Since 1763 the name 'Russborough' has been synonymous with collecting and dealing in fine art. In the closing decades of the last century the historic town of Port Hope has become home to Lord Russborough's Annex, which specialises in an individual mix of antique maps, paintings and prints.

While Lord Russborough's Annex features a great many works of museum calibre, we also offer a wonderful selection of prints priced at under $100.

nijinsky poster

Original Hand bill/Poster
GALA DE DANSE organisé par Serge Lifar au profit de NIJINSKY.

Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, Mercredi 28 Juin [1933]? Ballets Russes de Serge Diaghilew. [sic]et offert par les Grandes Vedettes reconnaissantes
Mmes Darsonval, Carmita Garcia, Lorcia, Vera Nemtchinova, Solange Schwarz, Tatiana Stepanova Teresina
et de MM. Anton Dolin, Vincente Escudero, Goubé, Serge Lifar, Anatole Oboukhoff, Serge Peretti, Ram Gopal, Constantin Tcherkas
et Le corps de ballet du Théatre National de l'Opera. Présentation des Artists par M. André de Fouquières.
The orchestra under the direction of J.- E.Szyfer. Piano Graveau.

A rare vintage Nijinsky benefit poster in good condition, in red and sepia inks, incorporating a photolithograph of Nijinsky (top right). The names many legendary dancers and ballerinas who preformed are listed on the poster. Small tear and crease repaired, (to right of Y in Nijinsky, not affecting text)
Handsomely framed. Floated on background board, gilt filet, matted, glazed gilt-wood and gesso frame.
10 1/2 x 8 1/4" 26.7 x 21 cm.) Frame: 16 1/2 x 14"
Ref.JS3/RLN/ s.dd>LLN                     PRICE CODE C   Click here for price details   SOLD


Vaslav Nijinsky (March 12, 1889 - April 8, 1950)
Nijinsky was a Russian ballet dancer and choreographer of Polish descent. Nijinsky was one of the most gifted male dancers in history.  His  ability to perform seemingly gravity-defying leaps was legendary.  Nijinsky was born in Kiev, Ukraine, son of Polish dancers Tomasz Niżyński and Eleonora Bereda. In 1900, he joined the Imperial Ballet School, where he studied under Enrico Cecchetti, and Nicholas Legat.  At only 18 years old he was given a string of leads.
Nijinsky met Sergei Diaghilev, a celebrated and highly innovative producer of ballet and opera as well as art exhibitions, who concentrated on promoting Russian visual and musical art particularly in Paris.  In 1909, Diaghilev took his dance company, the Ballets Russes, to Paris, with Nijinsky and Anna Pavola as the leads. The show was a huge success.
The company was initially in resident at the Théâtre Mogador and Théâtre du Châtelet, in Paris where they returned in 1910 & 1911.